Grant funds online historical database project

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Monday, 11/18/2013 12:07pm

Researchers and scholars will one day be able to browse through Historic Hudson Valley’s extensive library holdings on a state-of-the-art database, thanks to a grant from the Museums for America program.

HHV’s online database was among 186 museum projects selected by The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) from among 707 applications. A total of $25,173,005 was awarded nationwide through the Museums for America and National Leadership Grants for Museums programs.  HHV’s award is $146,837, with a matching amount of $264,744 in non-federal funds.

HHV is the steward of one of the most significant book and manuscript collections in the state. Its research library documents 400 years of history focusing specifically, though not exclusively, on life in the Hudson River Valley. The online, public-access catalog will contain more than 23,000 records for HHV’s book, manuscript, and pamphlet collections.

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